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Fernando Torres
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Personal information
Full name Fernando José Torres Sanz
Date of birth 20 March 1984 (1984-03-20) (age 36)
Place of birth Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Atlético Madrid
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001-2007
2007-2011
Atlético Madrid
Liverpool
Chelsea
National team
2003-2014 Spain
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Fernando Torres (born 20 March 1984) is a Spanish football player. He plays for Atletico Madrid as a striker. He is famous for his many goals for the Spain national football team and because he made the winning goal during the UEFA Euro 2008 final.

In January 2011, Fernando Torres moved to Chelsea for a fee of £50m. He is currently the most expensive Spanish football player in history.

Early Life

Torres began playing as a goalkeeper, the position his brother played in. At age seven, he converted to playing as a striker for his neighbourhood club. Three years later, when he was 10, he progressed to an 11v11 team called Rayo 13. He was one of three Rayo 13 players to earn a trial with Atlético Madrid. He impressed the scouts and joined their youth system when he was 11 in 1995.

Club career statistics

Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Atlético Madrid 2000–01 4 1 2 0 6 1
2001–02 36 6 1 1 37 7
2002–03 29 13 2 1 31 14
2003–04 35 19 5 2 40 21
2004–05 38 16 6 2 5 2 49 20
2005–06 36 13 4 0 40 13
2006–07 36 14 4 1 40 15
Total 214 82 24 7 5 2 243 91
Liverpool 2007–08 33 24 1 0 1 3 11 6 46 33
2008–09 24 14 3 1 2 0 9 2 38 17
2009–10 22 18 2 0 0 0 8 4 32 22
2010–11 23 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 26 9
Total 102 65 7 1 3 3 30 12 142 81
Chelsea 2010–11 14 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 18 1
2011–12 30 6 6 2 1 0 9 3 46 11
Total 44 7 6 2 1 0 13 3 64 12
Career total 360 154 37 10 4 3 48 17 449 184

International career statistics

As of match played 15 November 2011.
National team Year Apps Goals
Spain 2003 3 0
2004 11 1
2005 12 8
2006 13 5
2007 6 1
2008 13 3
2009 13 5
2010 11 3
2011 9 1
2012 10 4
2013 5 5
2014 4 2
Career total 110 38


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